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Evangelion Unit 04


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"...Who needs gold [snip]

"...Who needs gold [snip] when you've got cool silver?"

What do you think was one of the things which drew me to Unit-04 when I was choosing a username for myself online...? :D

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Oh, and for the record, the High-Powered Positron Cannon was first seen in Ep. 6, but wasn't actually used until Ep.9 when Unit-02 was seen equipped with it for a second-or-two. When seen in the later Ep., it had more of a fired-from-under-the-arm appearance.
It wasn't until much later, in Ep.22, where we saw the Positron Cannon in the form you see here, with the new sighting scope, new cannon barrel, and more fired-from-over-the-shoulder/bazooka appearance. This was also the last time it was seen in the series.
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Posted by EVA_Unit_4A on 11 August, 2008 - 23:51
Nice catch!

I was almost going to say something about this as well, but I figured I'd leave it to you :D

By the way, I almost bought one of these quite recently, but it was just out of my price range and I went for Unit 03 instead. So my only figure that shares in your name is the Revoltech, which came practically broken in the box, sadly...

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Posted by Gareth Infinity on 12 August, 2008 - 00:10
Aw- don't feel too bad.

Aw- don't feel too bad. ;)

I think my Revoltech EVA-05 (#026) will be the only Revoltech EVA that I get. I got a chance to handle my Revoltech namesake a few years back, and wasn't really happy with it.
If anything, I'm waiting with great anxiety that someday Bandai will release a Soul of Chogokin SPEC version of Unit-04.
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Posted by EVA_Unit_4A on 12 August, 2008 - 00:26

I've been thinking about going after the 026 and the special version for a while. The other Revoltech EVAs I have ("Rebuild" Units 01 and 00, and Unit 01 with that armor you don't like...ha) are great, and I would enjoy Unit-04 as well if it weren't for poor quality control. Because it is hardly any fun to play with, I call it "Unit Poor" or, instead of Yongouki, "YAWNgouki", heh.

I am hoping for more SPEC EVAs as well. I ordered the XS-09 a while back and should have it later today (it's 1:36 AM, else I'd say "tomorrow"). If it makes a good enough impression, I'm certainly going after more.

So, while I have your attention (heh!), did you ever get my email?

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Posted by Gareth Infinity on 12 August, 2008 - 00:36
"So, while I have your

"So, while I have your attention (heh!), did you ever get my email?"

Ah- that's a neg, G-I. I was actually about to ask you the same thing!

1:36? Sounds like you're East Coast USA...
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Posted by EVA_Unit_4A on 12 August, 2008 - 00:53

About to ask me the same thing? No, I don't have any emails from you...I remember after the first email I sent you, I looked in my settings, and saw that I had apparently set it so I couldn't receive emails from other members. So I changed that and then sent another email to be sure.

East Coast USA, pretty good call! I'm here in Northeast Ohio, which for some reason seems to always get new Transformers toys several weeks after everyone else...

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Posted by Gareth Infinity on 12 August, 2008 - 00:59
Well- my username is two

Well- my username is two things, really... I started an [incomplete] fanfic of "Evangelion" many years ago (which I think I still have) before I began writing here at CDX.

In it, I introduced a new character who was the pilot of Evangelion Unit-04. (Since official materials never specified that Unit-04 had a pilot to begin with, I could just take that, and run with it...) It would have been an alternate take on the series, almost-exclusively from his point of view, but would otherwise have followed the events of the TV series very closely (with the exception of a handful of new Angels I made for the story).

The long and short of it was that this pilot was in the cockpit when Unit-04 "exploded" in Nevada. This explosion, it would turn out, would transport Unit-04 & its pilot back in time to just as the 3rd Angel was making landfall in Japan. After the destruction of the Angel, NERV (and thus, Seele) were stuck with the problem of now-two Unit-04s- one still under construction in Nevada at the time, and this new one. And so to prevent confusion, the time-traveling EVA was designated -04/A, and it and its pilot added to the combat duty roster in Tokyo-3.
The "-A" was also a vague tip-of-the-hat to the U.S.S. Enterprise-A because I was deep in "Star Trek" at the time.

For standard weapons, I kept the Progressive Knife Mk.1 in the left utility wing, but I put a Pellet Handgun in the right wing, which could extend, retract, and reload automatically via an internal hydraulic framework.
It would also have been superior to all of the other EVAs, in that it had far better control over its AT Field because its pilot always had a minimum 100% synch-ratio each time he Activated Unit-04/A. Because of the pilot's age, the new technology needed to keep him connected (which was being developed in Nevada when it exploded), and its new S2 Engine which gave it unlimited Activation power, this meant he had [what Asuka considered] an unfair advantage- Unit-04/A could create stronger defensive, neutralizing, and offensive fields, or use its field in conjunction with its silver armor to turn invisible!

Later on down the line, I imagined that Unit-04/A would finally fall in a mighty stand against the 14th Angel (between Unit-00's suicide run, and Unit-01's berserker), but would be irreparably destroyed. Then, using a variation of the Dummy Plug system, the pilot would have been assigned (by Seele) to pilot EVA-05 for the remainder of the series.
[My thinking here was that there were actually actually nine MP EVAs made, and the prototype for them was -05, so it was re-designated -05/A for the pilot's use. That way, there would still have been Units-05 through -13 for the movie(s).]
Then, when the fanfic moved on into the movies, I would have had Seele assigning Unit-05/A and its pilot to lead the other MP EVAs in the assault against NERV. (By that time, the pilot would have a seriously-bad grudge against Cmd. Ikari, so it would have been an avenging pleasure in his eyes to lead the attack.)

...oh, and the pilot was actually 18yrs old. (I had this whole "Who's the better EVA pilot"-rivalry-thing planned between him and Asuka, but I never got that far in writing.)
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Posted by EVA_Unit_4A on 12 August, 2008 - 01:36
That is really cool stuff.

That is really cool stuff. I don't think I'm creative enough to come up with anything so sensible and awesome at the same time.

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Posted by Gareth Infinity on 12 August, 2008 - 01:47
the awesome fanfic

I am also writing a eva fanfic featuring unit-04, but in my version, it never exploded, it activated with no problems and was brought to tokyo-3 with unit-03. i really need to get around to finishing it.

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Posted by darkshota on 23 January, 2013 - 10:01